iPhone 14 models offer some substantial upgrades with Emergency SOS satellite, fault detection, camera improvements, and more, but some customers will now bring their thinking to next year, when it might be a more opportune time to upgrade. It’s still too early to iPhone 15 Rumors and individual circumstances for the best time to upgrade will be different, but what to expect from next year’s new iPhones will be important to many of those who choose not to upgrade to the iPhone 14 model.
In 2023, it will be 10 years since the launch of the popular iPhone 5s, and five years since Apple unveiled the first big full-screen iPhone design with the iPhone XS Max. The ‘iPhone 15’ lineup is currently rumored to include:
- USB-C . port
- A broken image of the Pill screen on my iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus
- under display Connection ID Fingerprint Scanner
- A17 chip manufactured using 3nm manufacturing process
- Periscopic telephoto camera, likely exclusive to iPhone 15 Pro Max
USB-C instead of Lightning
Apple Analyzer Ming Chi Kuo Believes Some iPhone 15 models, slated for release in the second half of 2023, will have a USB-C port instead of Lightning to improve data transfer and charging speeds. Bloomberg‘s Mark Gorman To confirm Kuo’s claim, saying that Apple is Test iPhones with USB-C ports instead of lightning. Gurman added that if Apple switches the iPhone from Lightning to USB-C, it will release a Lightning to USB-C adapter to allow USB-C iPhones to connect to Lightning-based accessories and cables.
Initial speculation indicated that Apple would keep the Lightning port on the iPhone so it wouldn’t require any ports at all, relying solely on the MagSafe While that. MagSafe was introduced for the first time on iPhone with the extension iPhone 12 In 2020, it’s still a relatively new technology on the iPhone with no data transfer capabilities. Now, it appears that Apple has changed its plans.
One possible reason for the change is regulatory pressure to standardize ports in countries like India And the Brazil. Once again the European Union is moving forward with Legislation to force Apple to adopt USB-C on all iPhonesiPads and AirPods are sold in Europe By fall 2024.
Apple has used the Lightning connector on all iPhones since 2012, the iPhone 5, as well as a wide variety of iPads and accessories. Most other devices, including many of Apple’s iPads and Macs, have switched to USB-C as a versatile, high-capacity connector, in a small, reversible form factor. Calls for Apple to switch to USB-C on the iPhone have grown in recent years, citing the benefits of faster data transfer speeds, especially for large ProRes video files, and consistency between devices.
It’s not clear which iPhone 15 models will have a USB-C port, but it seems reasonable that Apple could reserve the feature for “Pro” models. USB-C was exclusive to iPad Pro for several years before expanding to iPad Air And the iPad mini, so a similar pattern for the “iPhone” is a possibility. If so, 10 years after the Lightning connector dominated the best iPhone available of the year iPhone 14 Pro Maybe The latest flagship iPhone with Lightning port.
Dynamic Island: No More Notch on iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus
Display expert Ross Young, who often reveals subtle insights into Apple’s plans, was the first analyst to reveal the iPhone 14 Pro feature. Round bean shaped cutters After plug leaks. Then it turns out that the iPhone 14 Pro cutouts will do just that It appears as a single, uniform “pill”. Thanks to the program, in a feature we now know as “Dynamic Island”.
Dynamic Island is not a static discontinuity, and it can change in size and shape to blend into the user interface and provide new visuals front and center on the iPhone screen. In standard use, it’s a small pill-shaped cut-out, but Apple uses pixels to expand it to accommodate various tasks such as Apple Pay payments and Face ID authentication.
Young believes that this design will Go to iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus Next year, the entire iPhone 15 lineup will be unified under a single front-end design. This could provide a significant upgrade for users of the standard iPhone 15 models, with Dynamic Island being among the iPhone 14 Pro’s most eye-catching and popular features.
Touch ID under the screen
Apple is said to have tested under-display fingerprint scanner technology for at least some iPhone 13 models by The Wall Street JournalJoanna Stern And the BloombergMark GormanHowever, it appears that Apple decided not to go ahead with the idea at the time.
In a September 2021 research note, Kuo predicted that Apple would release at least one new iPhone model with an under-display fingerprint scanner. In the second half of 2023which will be in line with the launch of the iPhone 15 models, but it has not shared any other information about the feature since then.
3nm A17 chip, but no dedicated 5G modem
Apple committed to ordering chips made with TSMC 3nm processwhich is said to be Used for iPhone 15 . lineupA17 chip. The 3nm process produces 30 percent better energy consumption and 15 percent better performance over the 5nm process behind the A14 and A15, indicating remarkable advances.
It’s not clear if the A17 will be available on all iPhone 15 models, but Apple could continue the trend that started with the A15 chip in the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, and use the 4nm A16 Bionic down for these devices instead.
Apple has been rumored to be taking cues from its work on Apple silicon Working on a dedicated 5G modem For the first time in all iPhone 15 models in 2023 for more than a year. With the aim of moving away from Qualcomm, Apple is believed to have started work Acquisition of Intel’s modem chips business In 2019. TSMC, the Taiwanese company that currently supplies all custom silicon chips from Apple, was also reported, Prepare to supply Apple With a specially designed 5G baseband modem.
Kuo said that Apple’s efforts “He may have failed“With development on the chip stalled behind the scenes. This means that it now appears that Qualcomm will remain the exclusive supplier of all 5G chips for the 2023 iPhone models, rather than Only 20 percent as previously believed.
It’s not clear why Apple didn’t prepare its modem in time for the iPhone lineup of 2023, but the company has been aiming to move away from Qualcomm for several years. Apple had a file A protracted legal battle with Qualcomm and planned to use Intel 5G chips in the 2020 iPhones, but that wasn’t possible in the end because Intel was Unable to manufacture 5G chips that meet Apple standards. Apple ended up settling its lawsuit with Qualcomm in 2019 and used Qualcomm 5G modems in the iPhone and IPAD queuing up ever since.
Kuo expects Apple to continue developing its 5G chip, but it will likely take more time for the work to be completed to a satisfactory level for use in iPhones and other devices in the future.
Periscope camera on iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple allegedly had trouble developing its Periscope camera system because much of the technology is guarded by other patents, although it is still being filed. Patents for its own periscope camerait is said Explore Purchase Components are from existing patent holders instead. Samsung, for example, has the “spherical actuator” technology used in many periscope lenses.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max will be the only Apple smartphone of 2023 to have a Periscope viewfinder and benefit from a significantly improved optical zoom, According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuowith the 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro model retaining the existing telephoto lens for optical zoom.
in endoscopic system, light entering the telephoto lens is reflected by an angled mirror toward the camera’s image sensor. The change in the direction in which the light travels allows for a longer “folded” zoom setup inside the phones, allowing users to enlarge the image without any distortion. Largan and Genius are expected to be Apple’s main suppliers of such a lens in 2023.
There are already some Android smartphones with periscope lenses. For example, Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra features a 10x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom. With the addition of a periscope lens, iPhone 15 Pro Max will follow suit. Kuo says the 1/3-inch sensor will be 12MP with an f/2.8 aperture and up to 6x optical zoom and sensor shift stabilization. For context, iPhone 14 Pro models are limited to 3x optical zoom.
The rumors surrounding future iPhones need to be taken with a pinch of salt and there is still plenty of time to change Apple’s plans. However, given the track record of many analysts and leakers from whom these rumors are derived, it is likely that there is some truth to these rumors.
USB-C will probably be one of the most significant upgrades for most users, but the periscope camera, potential Touch ID bottom screen, more advanced technology for delivering the A17 chip, and even expanding the Dynamic Island to the entire suite could make for a fairly large overall upgrade. What no matter what device customers choose. Kuo thinks iPhone 15 models can. You have more differentiation of features between each device, so that customers face more dilemma about which device to buy to get the features they want.
For now, all eyes are on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, which will start hitting customers on Friday, September 16th.